Anna Goidell, 93, a 60-year resident of Plainview, passed away on March 13, 2014. She was born October 12, 1921, in New York City to Max and Bessie Merer. She graduated from Brooklyn College in 1941 with a degree in English, and taught for several years in New York City, as well as working in other jobs in the entertainment and insurance fields. She married Eugene Goidell in January 1947 and they moved to Plainview in February 1954. She was very active in the Plainview community, especially early on with PTA at the schools her children attended. She returned to the classroom in the Plainview-Old Bethpage school system in 1968 and taught until she retired. She then was elected to the Plainview-Old Bethpage Board of Education, serving for nine years, including three years as president. She was also past president of the Woodbury chapter of ORT and of the Friends of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.Goidell is survived by her two sons, Lewis (Pam) and Mark (Lynn), four grandchildren, Adam (Kim), Andrew, Kim, and Matt, two great-grandchildren, Emmelyn and Hayley, and a sister, Sylvia Skoller of West Palm Beach, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents, Max and Bessie Merer, and her husband, Eugene Goidell. Services were held at I.J. Morris funeral home of Dix Hills and interment was at New Montefiore Cemetery.
John F. Holly, of Plainview, on March 11, 2014. Beloved husband of Estelle. Devoted father of Janice L. Holly. Religious Service was held in the funeral home. Interment Pinelawn Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home Inc.
The Plainview-Old Bethpage Board of Education recently reflected on the passing of former Superintendent of Schools Louis Ferrara during a school board meeting last week on Monday. Ferrara, veteran of the US Army who served as Superintendent in the 1980s, died two weeks ago on June 12.
Board of Education Vice President Ginger Lieberman remembered Ferrara as “a wonderful person,” and the school district posted a memorial letter on his tenure as superintendent by PCT President Morty Rosenfeld, stating: “Since I received the news, I’ve had a flood of memories, most of them of adversarial encounters with him, me the new union president, Lou the up-from-the-ranks superintendent who seemingly knew every detail of the operation of the district.”
Ferrara was a beloved husband of RoseMary, loving father of Anne Ferrara Kurzman, Louis Ferrara and Rosemary & Lee Mc Allister, dear brother of Harry, and cherished grandfather of Colleen, Katelyn, Matthew, Christie and Jay. He was buried at Holy Rood Cemetery.
Roy Fuchs, chairman of the board of the Friends of Sagamore Hill, passed away the morning of May 12, 2013. Roy W. Fuchs was born in Brooklyn on June 1, 1930, son of Walter and Patricia Quinn Fuchs. He graduated from Valley Stream High School. He earned a college degree from Farmingdale College in Agriculture. He managed a fruit and dairy farm upstate in Elnora, New York for a few years. He was hoping to become a veterinarian when “Uncle Sam” called. He served in the US Navy air control division for eight years. After military duty he became a banker with Franklin National Bank, a savings and loan bank, and Bank Leumi. He married Asenath Hatch in 1963.
Roy Fuchs was a Rotarian (charter president of Plainview Rotary Club and district treasurer). He has been a member of Old First Presbyterian Church of Huntington since 1969, where he served on Session and was a trustee.
Eileen M. Barone, of Plainview, passed away Dec. 18, 2011. Wife of the late Anthony. Mother of Anthony (Denise), Tricia Bestany (Michael), Joseph, Nicholas and Shannon McCormack (Kevin). Sister of Marianne Hughes, Martin Hughes and Noreen Daniello. Grandmother of Brandon, Leah, Anthony, Landon, Daniel, Logan, Peter, Brady and Nicholas. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held Dec. 22 at Our Lady of Mercy RC Church with interment at St. Charles Cemetery.
Janet M. Carnesi, of Plainview, passed away Oct. 1, 2011. Retired professor of English at S.U.N.Y Farmingdale. Wife of Anthony. Mother of Deirdre Kuster (Chris), Mark (Monica) and Dean. Grandmother of Alex and Christopher. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. A religious service was held Oct. 4 at the funeral home. Cremation was private.
Anthony J. Barone, 64, of Plainview, passed away Aug. 27, 2011. Husband of Eileen. Father of Anthony (Denise), Tricia Bestany (Michael), Joseph, Nicholas and Shannon McCormack (Kevin). Son of Eva Feniello and the late Enrico Barone. Grandfather of Brandon, Leah, Anthony, Landon, Daniel, Logan, Peter and Brady. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held Sept. 1 at Our Lady of Mercy RC Church, Hicksville, with interment at St. Charles Cemetery. Donations in Anthony’s name may be sent to a favorite charity.
Sylvia Kudan, born July 2, 1929 to Mary and Nathan Kudan in Glens Falls, NY, died on Aug. 16, 2011 at approximately 10 p.m.
Sylvia, a polio survivor, was determined to become a leader in spite of the resistance at the time to someone with a handicap. Through the efforts of Rabbi Kurt Metzger at Temple Beth-El she was admitted to Castleton Teachers College in Vermont. She received her masters at Syracuse University. Beloved by her students, many stayed in contact with her up to the present.
Alfred Calamo was born in Calabria, Italy on Sept. 6, 1920, and moved to the United States in 1936. He was a decorated World War II veteran who served in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944-45. He received a Combat Infantry Badge, the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He joined the Plainview Fire Department in 1954 and became Captain of Engine Company One in 1959. He became Chief of Department in 1964, and served as a member of the board of directors from 1967 to 1990. He died Jan. 17 at the age of 90.
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